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The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Rob Houghton » 19 Aug 2017, 18:12

Exceptional bargain!!

This book is almost always £30 +

Looks in very good condition - only £9.50.

Postage is, admittedly, £7.00 - but even £16.50 is VERY cheap for this book. It has some lovely illustrations by Alfred Bestall.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Enid-Blyton-THE-PLAYS-THE-THING-hb-Alfred-Bestall-First-edition-/292219629255?hash=item4409a5aec7:g:ki4AAOSw4CFY1D8L
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Aug 2017, 10:26

I'm happy to see someone bought it! They got a real bargain, as the only other listed in similar condition was £48. :-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Katharine » 20 Aug 2017, 12:08

Someone definitely got a bargain there. I was tempted myself, as I have the red bound version, but not the one listed. However as it is quite a large book, and I don't have the shelf space, I couldn't really justify it.
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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Aug 2017, 12:32

I agree - I only have one shelf in the house that will accommodate my copy! :D
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Courtenay » 20 Aug 2017, 21:11

I was tempted too, but I'm not a "real" collector and couldn't justify it to myself — I hope it's gone to someone who'll appreciate it greatly.
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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby Aunt Fanny » 03 Sep 2017, 19:38

I have this for sale too..same price as that sold for if wanted...lovely copy:)
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Re: The Play's The Thing - real bargain!

Postby o'malley » 15 Sep 2017, 13:34

Belated thank you, Rob, for flagging this up, weighs a ton and a lovely-looking (another on the to read pile!) tome indeed, nice to have the jacket cover as the frontis piece too!
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